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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is based on the philosophy that the human body has a virtually limitless capacity to heal and repair itself when it is functioning optimally. The goal of the osteopath is, through highly developed palpation skills, to find and relase any restriction or barriers to this healing process.

What types of conditions does Osteopathy treat?

An osteopathic treatment will look at many systems of the body including: Muscles, bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, organs, the immune system, the head and spine. Some of the more common conditions treated by osteopathy include:
  • Chronic Pain
  • Migranes
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Golf/Tennis Elbow
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Post-Surgical Adhesions
  • Colic
  • and many other

What types of techniques are used?

Osteopathy uses a wide variety of manual techniques to promote change in the body Most of the techniques used are gentle, and non-invasive, and require little to no input or effort from the patient. Many of the techniques used by osteopaths are used individually by other health care professionals and are often presented as complete therapies themselves. Some of these include:

  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Myofascial Release
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Visceral Manipulation
  • Strain - Counterstrain
  • Cranio-Sacral Techniques